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Manal Obieda is a professional chef
15th January 2018
Basboosah or Harisa is one of the most favorite Arabic desserts during winter. It is soaked with sugar syrup which makes it perfectly suitable to warm you up on those chilly afternoons accompanied by a hot cup of tea or coffee. The name Basboosah is Egyptian and Harisa is from the Levant area. It is mainly made out of semolina (usually the coarse kind) and used to be made either plain or with coconuts. Today it is made in so many shapes and forms and so many flavors. Al Tazaj restaurant in KSA has been famous for its special basboosah that is tender and creamy in flavor. I decided to make this recipe many years ago when I saw the recipe posted on one of the message boards. It looked delicious so I went for it. On my blog you will find 2 other recipes for Basoboosah or Harisa; Nabaki HarisehRead more ...
10th January 2018
The fact that it is cold now doesn't mean you can't have shish Tawook or grill indoors...I mean why not? Many of you have asked me for this recipe and for a delicious very garlicy condiment that accompanies it...its called "Toomia" in Arabic; which comes from "Tomeh" and that means garlic...so yes it is garlic big time...So let see how you can make a delicious shish Tawook firstShish TawookIngredients:4 chicken breasts cut into cubes1/2 - 3/4 cup yogurt2 garlic cloves minced1 Tbsp mustardJuice of a big lemon1 tsp oregano1 Tbsp olive oil1 Tbsp tomato pasteSalt, pepperDirections:Mix all ingredients and marinate from one hour to over night.Line the cubed chicken on wooden skewers that has been soaked in water for at least 2 hours (to prevent wood burn)Heat your grilling pan and grill the skewers on a very hot pan then lower the heat to medium high. Don't turn until itRead more ...
7th January 2018
Writers block!!! Well it has been more of a time block...I put my head to sleep every night wondering how in the world will I be able to keep up with the racing thoughts in my head...MAN!!! Too many things to do and so little time to do them. Believe me I am a pen and a note book kind of girl..someone who needs to put a plan at night for the next day and gets that thrill of checking every item that is accomplished..yet I think I have too many things racing in my head and there is only one me to do them...I need to get a chill pill seriously other wise I will go nuts...Since I started my snap chat account few months ago, I feel obligated to have some good content on a daily basis..isn't that how this works?!!! I am so worried that once aRead more ...
2nd January 2018
So here comes another year and we are facing the same issues...RESOLUTIONS!!! I hate the word in essence because it feels like you have issues that you need to resolve and find solutions for while in reality you are just a human being who is trying to manage in this tough life of ours to the best of your abilities. Now with the social media and the exposure that we get, boy is it tough to keep your life together without feeling left out or under achievements while in reality no one is perfect no matter how good they try to make them selves look on all the social media channels. So my advise to you, get real, see what suits you best and go for it. You don't need to please no one or live up to their expectations, just enjoy who you are and who you want toRead more ...
25th December 2017
We are coming close to closing on 2017...what a year!!! Full of joyful moments and sad ones, achievements and failures, ambitions achieved and others gone with the wind...Oh well!!! This is life!!! I do wish you happy holidays and that 2018 will be full of joy, more goals achieved and less hiccups ... I remember putting so many goals for 2017, some which I have managed to achieve and some that I didn't or ended up putting off due to certain conditions that arise unexpectedly. Reflecting on 2017, I have managed to have a new start again in my business; I finally decided that I don't belong to an office, or a job where I have to punch in and out. I enjoyed being around some people in my last job yet it was not fulfilling enough. Something was missing!! That is when I made my decision to leave and startRead more ...